Resource & Recovery Events

***Please Note: The following upcoming events are date and time specific; information may change and there is no guarantee that the agencies or organizations offering these events will still have services or resources available. The most current events and most updated resource information is best found by calling 2-1-1 or texting your zip code to 898211.  For people outside of Butte County, call 1-866-916-3566 to connect with a Butte 2-1-1 resource specialist**

Please consider checking with event providers to ensure event availability prior to attending. Due to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 many events have been canceled, postponed, or are being held virtually.

(Event 03/07) Drive-Thru Food Distribution – Berry Creek United- Offering free food boxes to anyone in need. Participants may drop in and will just need to provide a number of people they are picking up food for and they will be accommodated. WHEN: Sunday, March 7th, 12pm-2pm WHERE: Berry Creek Post Office

(Event 03/09) Informational PG&E Workshop – United Policyholders– Offering a webinar for households impacted by the 2015 Butte Fire, 2017 North Bay Fires, and 2018 Camp Fire. United Policyholders will update fire victim claimants about the status of the PG&E Fire Victim Trust distribution. PG&E Fire Victim Trust Claims Administrator Cathy Yanni will explain how Trust funds will be distributed beginning in March. Due to the large number of claimants, United Policyholders will not be taking questions during this webinar. Registration is required. Register online at www.uphelp.org/mar9.  WHEN: Tuesday, March 9th at 11am WHERE: Online. See above for registration details.

(Event 03/09 & 03/10) Welcome to Medicare Zoom Presentation Series – Passages Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)- Passages Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is providing several virtual workshops about Medicare and how Medicare benefits work to individuals turning 65 in 2021 and anyone who will be new to Medicare in 2021. Family members or caregivers are also welcome to attend. The workshops will be divided into two-parts. Part 1 will address the basics of Medicare such as Part A, Part B, Medicare Supplements, and Part D (prescription drug coverage). Part 2 will address Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans), programs to reduce Medicare costs, and how to avoid Medicare and related insurance fraud and scams. WHEN: Part 1 – Tuesday, March 9th from 10am – 12pm Part 2 – Wednesday, March 10th from 10am – 12pm WHERE: Online through Zoom.  Registration is required. Please call (530) 898-6716 to register. An email address will be requested to confirm the registration and receive the links to join the workshops.Please Note: If a group or agency would like a workshop, contact Tatiana Fassieux at 530-898-6717. HICAP does not sell or endorse any insurance products. HICAP Program Director, Ronda Kramer, warns that signing up with the wrong plan, or doing nothing may cost new Medicare recipients thousands of dollars, and they may not be able to make changes if enrollment deadlines are missed.

(Event 03/10) Roadmap to Recovery Workshop, Tax Implications from Casualty Losses and Insurance Proceeds – United Policyholders– Offering a webinar for wildfire survivors where they will learn what’s taxable from insurance proceeds and tax reporting responsibilities. Three CPAS with experience advising disaster survivors will share tips and information regarding tax strategies for the underinsured, tax filing options for casualty loss, and if insurance proceeds are taxable. Registration is required. Register online at www.uphelp.org/mar10WHEN: Wednesday, March 10th at 4:30pm WHERE: Online. See above for registration details.

(Event 03/11) Virtual Butte Parent Cafe – VOCS and Butte Parent Cafe Valley Oak Children’s Services and Butte Parent Cafe will be holding a virtual cafe through Zoom with a focus on Social Connections based on the Five Protective Factors. Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with other parents, guardians, and families in their community. For more information about the Parent Cafe program please contact Justin Margolis by email at jmargolis@valleyoakchildren.org or by phone at (530) 895-3572.  WHEN: Thursday, March 11th from 6pm-7pmWHERE: Online. Join using the following link, http://bit.ly/3uMA12P

(Event 03/15) Parent Cafe and Community Resource Room Pop-Up – Butte Parent Cafe and Valley Oak Children’s Services (VOCS)– Butte Parent Cafe and Valley Oak Children’s Services (VOCS) will be holding a drive-thru event where they will be offering bags filled with non-perishable foods and resource bags that include children’s activities, resources  and crafts while supplies last. The Butte Parent Cafe team will also be handing out a recipe and supplies for families to make together. These pop-ups are open to all families in the community with no sign-ups required. For more information please contact Valley Oak Children’s services at (530) 895-3572. WHEN:  Monday, March 15th from 4:30pm-5:30pm WHERE: Paradise Library Parking Lot, 5922 Clark Rd, Paradise

(Event 03/16) Parent Cafe and Community Resource Room Pop-Up – Butte Parent Cafe and Valley Oak Children’s Services (VOCS)– Butte Parent Cafe and Valley Oak Children’s Services (VOCS) will be holding a drive-thru event where they will be offering bags filled with non-perishable foods and resource bags that include children’s activities, resources  and crafts while supplies last. The Butte Parent Cafe team will also be handing out a recipe and supplies for families to make together. These pop-ups are open to all families in the community with no sign-ups required. For more information please contact Valley Oak Children’s services at (530) 895-3572. WHEN:  Tuesday, March 16th from 4:30pm-5:30pm WHERE: Gridley Library Parking Lot, 299 Spruce St, Gridley

(Event 03/16) Survivor to Survivor Roadmap to Recovery Workshop – United Policyholders– Offering a webinar for wildfire survivors where trained United Policyholders volunteers with personal experience recovering from previous wildfires share practical tips for loss recovery and coping with claim obstacles. Registration is required. Register online at www.uphelp.org/mar16WHEN: Tuesday, March 16th at 7pm WHERE: Online. See above for registration details.

(Event 03/17) Parent Cafe and Community Resource Room Pop-Up – Butte Parent Cafe and Valley Oak Children’s Services (VOCS)– Butte Parent Cafe and Valley Oak Children’s Services (VOCS) will be holding a drive-thru event where they will be offering bags filled with non-perishable foods and resource bags that include children’s activities, resources  and crafts while supplies last. The Butte Parent Cafe team will also be handing out a recipe and supplies for families to make together. These pop-ups are open to all families in the community with no sign-ups required. For more information please contact Valley Oak Children’s services at (530) 895-3572.WHEN:  Wednesday, March 17th from 4:30pm-5:30pmWHERE: Oroville Library Parking Lot, 1820 Mitchell Ave, Oroville

(Event 03/18) Free Virtual Workshop : Resume and Applications – Alliance for Workforce Development– Offering a free workshop on resume building and application assistance. Participants will learn how to create and update a resume, write a cover letter, and receive tips on how to make their resume and application stand out. Registration is required. Please register using the following link, http://bit.ly/2YHaTvtWHEN: Thursday, March 18th from 2pm-4pm WHERE: Event will be held online, register using the link above.

(Event 03/18) Parent Cafe and Community Resource Room Pop-Up – Butte Parent Cafe and Valley Oak Children’s Services (VOCS)– Butte Parent Cafe and Valley Oak Children’s Services (VOCS) will be holding a drive-thru event where they will be offering bags filled with non-perishable foods and resource bags that include children’s activities, resources  and crafts while supplies last. The Butte Parent Cafe team will also be handing out a recipe and supplies for families to make together. These pop-ups are open to all families in the community with no sign-ups required. For more information please contact Valley Oak Children’s services at (530) 895-3572. WHEN:  Thursday, March 18th from 4:30pm-5:30pmWHERE: Valley Oak’s Children’s Services Office Parking Lot, 3120 Cohasset Rd. Chico

(Event 03/23) Help Me Grow Butte Learning Session: What is Help Me Grow? – Help Me Grow Butte– Help Me Grow Butte will be offering a learning session where participants will learn about what Help Me Grow is and how it works, how to connect to the Help Me Grow Care Coordinator, and how to complete or encourage developmental screenings. All parents, caregivers, and anyone providing services to children age zero to five in Butte County are invited to participate. Advanced registration is required. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/k80ytxrvWHEN: Tuesday, March 23rd from 5:30pm-7pm WHERE: Online. Registration is required. See above for registration details.

(Event 03/25) Free Virtual Workshop: ‘How to Find a Job’! – Alliance for Workforce Development– Offering a free workshop on how to job search successfully. Participants will learn ways they can search for work, including networking and other strategies. Registration is required and directions on how to join will be provided after registering for the workshop. Registration is required. Please register using the following link, http://bit.ly/2Ll8HXwWHEN: Thursday, March 25th from 2pm-4pm WHERE: Event will be held online, register using the link above.

(Event 03/25) Virtual Butte Parent Cafe – VOCS and Butte Parent Cafe– Valley Oak Children’s Services and Butte Parent Cafe will be holding a virtual cafe through Zoom with a focus on Social Connections based on the Five Protective Factors. Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with other parents, guardians, and families in their community. For more information about the Parent Cafe program please contact Justin Margolis by email at jmargolis@valleyoakchildren.org or by phone at (530) 895-3572.   WHEN: Thursday, March 25th from 6pm-7pmWHERE: Online. Join using the following link, http://bit.ly/3bVrjX8.

(Event 04/17) PPE and Food Bag Distribution Event – Disability Action Agency– Offering PPE and food bags for individuals with disabilities and their families.  WHEN: Saturday, April 17th from 10am-2pmWHERE: Medical Specialty Center Clinic Office Parking Lot, 284 Spruce Street in Gridley

Weekly Events

(Tuesdays) African American Family & Cultural Center- “Soul Sessions”- Every Tuesday from 3pm – 5pm, the KOYO Media Project will be hosting a discussion on how events going on in the world affect the African American communities. Join on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/aafcc.oroville/

(Tuesdays) African American Family & Cultural Center “Creature Creation Sessions”- Creature Creation Sessions with Taz Yamaguchi is an art program that will teach participants ages 10-18 how to paint, draw and create their own artwork. This program will be every Tuesday beginning Oct. 6th from 3:30pm to 4:30pm via Zoom and is supported by the Butte County Office of Education’s Teaching Artists in the Schools program with a grant from the Sierra Health Foundation. To reserve a spot, call AAFCC at 530-532-1205.

(Thursdays) Paradise Alliance Church – Community Dinner- Offering a free dinner to the ridge community Thursday nights from 5:30pm-6:30 pm. Dinner may be picked up at the North Side Drive Thru. The Paradise Alliance church community dinner is available to Camp Fire survivors and all interested individuals. Located at 6491 Clark Road, Paradise. The church office is temporarily closed, questions can be directed via email to: churchoffice@paradisecma.org